May 5, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College graduate Mark Nordenberg appointed chair of panel on state legislative districts

Thiel College graduate Mark Nordenberg appointed chair of panel on state legislative districts

Thiel College graduate and Trustee emeritus Mark A. Nordenberg, J.D. ’70 H’97 was appointed the chair by the State Supreme Court on Monday for a statewide panel that will draw legislative boundaries in the state.

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Pharmacy chain owners Bretton and Stacey Walberg to be awarded Thiel’s Passavant Award

Pharmacy chain owners Bretton and Stacey Walberg to be awarded Thiel’s Passavant Award

The husband-and-wife team of Bretton and Stacey Walberg, who own the Walberg Family Pharmacies, will be given Thiel College’s William A. Passavant Award on Sunday, May 9 as part of the College’s 147th Commencement Exercises at Alumni Stadium and Stoeber Field.

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Cleveland-area financial officer named Thiel vice president for finance and administration

Cleveland-area financial officer named Thiel vice president for finance and administration

Thiel College announces Amy M. Arbogast will be the new Vice President for Finance and Administration at Thiel College.

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Students showcase their work at scholarship symposium

Maintenance update and work order request

Scott Morgan will be serving as Interim Assistant Director of Facilities. 

Office hours for the department are weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer hours begin May 10 and remain the same Monday through Thursday. The office will be open 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.

For emergencies during office hours call ext. 2175 and for any routine issues, submit an online work order.

For emergencies in off-hours, call Public Safety at ext. 2222.

Work orders can be submitted any time. Work orders are an extremely important tool for the department to function efficiently. They are also useful for the person submitting the work order. The status of work orders will be updated as checkpoints are passed. It might be easy to brief a staff member about an issue, but to ensure work requests are scheduled in a timely manner, the work order submission puts it in a queue to be addressed in an appropriate and timely manner.

For more information, contact Brandy Little at ext. 2175.

Student News

Leonard steps in for final Miller Seminar

Thiel College Vice President for College Advancement Roberta Leonard was the featured speaker at the April 28 Ruth A. Miller Senior Business Seminar.  Leonard has worked at Thiel for 20-plus years in a variety of positions. During her talk, she shared her insights and observations on a variety of topics including the importance of being kind and treating people fairly and respectfully, as well as tips for maintaining an appropriate work/life balance.  Also joining the class for the evening were Emeritus Professor David M. Miller ’61, H’20 and Ruth A. Miller H'20, in whose honor the seminar has been endowed.

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“Unfortunately, the original guest speaker for the evening was unable to join us due to scheduling conflicts. However, we are grateful that Roberta Leonard, the Vice President of College Advancement at Thiel College, was willing to speak at short notice. Additionally, it was a true honor to have Professor and Mrs. Miller in attendance tonight.” Emily Baker ’22

“We had the honor of listening to Roberta Leonard tell her story and the lessons that she learned throughout her career. She didn’t graduate from Thiel College, but she loves Thiel as if she did. One of the things she mentioned that she loved about Thiel was that it is a community. She loves walking past people and saying “Hello” and learning about people. Knowing Roberta personally, she makes an effort getting to know about as many people as she can.” Delaney Merideth ’21

“Another thing she said is to set boundaries and stand up for yourself and don’t make work your life. It’s important to take a break and have time to yourself and your mental health. The last thing that I realized was important is that success involves more than one person but try to be the leader.” Anthony Sebastian ’21

“During her time here at Thiel, Roberta has accomplished more than some do in a lifetime and this is something the Thiel College community will be forever grateful for. She has raised millions of dollars and received a plethora of grants for this school, which make us the campus and community we are today. Without her help here at Thiel College, the atmosphere would not be the same.” Madison Acor ’22

“Roberta believes her job helps individuals to give back to Thiel because the campus community has impacted their lives. To conclude her presentation, she provided important lessons to the class, like the significance of setting boundaries and trusting one’s instincts. The Ruth Miller Senior Seminar class truly enjoyed getting to know Roberta. Her humor, unique experiences, and passion for helping current students and alumni make her a valuable asset to the Thiel community; she continues to be an excellent resource as students graduate and begin their own careers.” Emily Baker ’22

“I asked Roberta what interview tips she has and she said being authentic is a great start. Being authentic lets the employer know what type of person you are and if you’d contribute well to the work culture. Fitting in is important.” Jocelyn Bracken ’21

“What I got most from Roberta’s story about her journey in life was to do whatever you can do in life to make someone else feel special.” Eligah Flynn ’21

“Among the lessons I learned are to not pass blame. It may be really easy to pass blame onto others when it truly may not be your fault. Everything in life is done better with a team, so the blame is to be shared as a team. Take responsibility and you will be highly respected.” Jessica Peters ’21

“I want to personally thank Roberta for all that she has done and the amazing things she’s accomplished not only for herself, but for Thiel College. I did not know Roberta but out of all the speakers, she has been my favorite. She is an extremely influential person and has a heart of gold.” Anthony Sebastian ’21

“Roberta is one of the most professional and personable people I have ever met.  She is one of my favorite people at Thiel College.  Everyone could look to her to see how to live a better and fuller life; I am glad to know her.” Hannah Uschock ’22 

“For the final class, I finally was able to be seated with Professor Witosky. It was a pleasure to wrap up my last class with him. It has been a long journey at Thiel, and I was happy to be able to sit with him since he has been someone who has helped me through my whole career. Dinner was an amazing steak with a nice twist on the potatoes! Rosemarie made a phenomenal red velvet cake, that was absolutely divine!”  Jessica Peters ’21

“Also, we had the pleasure of enjoying tonight’s meal together, which included a Caesar salad, steak, potatoes, and a rather large slice of red velvet cake for dessert. In my opinion, it was the best meal that we have had so far! Tonight’s dining experience was a great way to end a fantastic spring semester.” Emily Baker ’22

“Wednesday nights will never be the same again. This past Wednesday I was lucky enough to sit with my senior seminar class one last time to enjoy a warm meal and a speaker.” Madison Acor ’22

“I am so grateful and pleased to have taken this class.” Hannah Uschock ’22

Sociology honorary inducts inaugural class

The Thiel College chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honorary society held its inaugural induction ceremony on April 29 in Weyers Lounge. 

Pictured are (standing) Associate Professor of Sociology Jared Hanneman, Ph.D.; Professor of Sociology and Department of Sociology Chair Allan Hunchuk, Ph.D.; and  Professor of Sociology and Study Abroad Coordinator Cynthia L. Sutton, Ph.D.; and (seated) Emily Ramous ’21, Mikayla Mirich ’21 and Mario Demma ’21. Inductee Sandra Dean ’21 was unable to attend.


Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College says farewell to:

  • Caryn Sibiskie, assistant women’s lacrosse coach

HR needs your help! 

Human Resources is offering a $50 Amazon gift card for referrals! 

Share the following open positions and if the person you refer is hired and give us your name, we will send you a $50 Amazon gift card!

Events

Campus Events

Last Day of Spring Finals
Thursday
Thiel College Campus

Campus closures:

  • Bistro closes at 4 p.m.
  • Dining Hall closes at 7 p.m.
  • Residence Halls close at 7 p.m.

Baccalaureate Worship Service
Saturday, May 8 at 4 p.m.
Graul Amphitheater, Riverside Park

A celebratory outdoor worship service that lifts up the graduating senior class along with their family and friends. 

For more information, contact Pastor Brian Riddle ’07 at ext. 2130.

Commencement Exercises Class of 2021
Sunday, May 9 at 10 a.m.
Alumni Stadium

The Class of 2021 will be awarded their degrees. Frank Maenpa, Ph.D. ’69 will be awarded an honorary degree and Bretton and Stacey Walberg will be recognized with the William A. Passavant Award.

For the health and safety of the Thiel College Community, these Commencement Exercises are being planned in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, which include reduced attendance, hygiene recommendations, social distancing and the use of masks regardless of vaccine status.

Commencement Exercises Class of 2020
Sunday, May 9 at 3 p.m.
Alumni Stadium

The Class of 2020 will be recognized. Ruthanne Beighley, Esq. ’73 and John Hauser ’71 will be awarded honorary degrees. For the health and safety of the Thiel College Community, these Commencement Exercises are being planned in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, which include reduced attendance, hygiene recommendations, social distancing and the use of masks regardless of vaccine status.

In-Person Summer Courses
Monday, May 10
Thiel College Campus

Thiel College’s summer courses offer the same high-quality instruction and academic performance as regular academic year courses, but are smaller, less formal and encourage interaction between students and faculty.

For more information, contact Denise Urey ’00 at ext. 2009.

Online Summer Courses
Monday, May 10
Thiel College Online

Thiel College’s summer courses offer the same high-quality instruction and academic performance as regular academic year courses, but are smaller, less formal and encourage interaction between students and faculty.

For more information, contact Denise Urey ’00 at ext. 2009.

Community Event

Second Annual Grapes and Growlers
May 15 at 4 p.m.
Reynolds Industrial Park

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual wine and beer tasting event, Grapes and Growlers from 4–7 Saturday, May 15 at the Greenville Reynolds Industrial Park. Only 200 tickets will be sold for this premiere event. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample some of the area’s finest wines and brews in this unique, casual atmosphere.

For more information or tickets, contact Mark Batt ’87 at ext. 2157 or 724-866-0705.

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Tomcat Tributes

Tomcat Tributes recognize the teamwork Thiel College employees exhibit each day. Employees can nominate co-workers for recognition in four categories (Random Act of Kindness, Going the Extra Mile, Had a Great Idea, Just Because).

Communications collateral

Employees should update the logos used on institutional materials, including email signatures, letterhead, PowerPoint slides, etc. 

Thiel College has used the shield and wordmark combination as the official institutional logo for more than a year. They are the only approved logo for academic co-curricular and institutional use. Additional athletic logo packages are also available.

Email signatures, brand resources, and a job request form are all available online. A Dropbox folder has been set up with instructions and the materials necessary to create new email signatures. Employees can find other Thiel College-branded resources including letterhead, logos and PowerPoint slides in the same folder.

Thiel College community members who need help with communications and marketing initiatives and collateral can now request those services with a job form. The request form is available on the communications and marketing webpage or linked directly below.

For more information, email the office.

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out May 12, 2021. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, May 10 to be published in that week’s edition.

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